‘Under Your Spell’ is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with the band’s signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the emotion being expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new.
One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is so very unique to them. Once again, they have managed to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
The Birthday Massacre have made a second song from their upcoming new album available to hear:-
New song ‘One’ available now via this link : http://bit.ly/2pWPM4D
The Birthday Massacre chose the colour violet for all their subsequent artwork (after their 'Violet' EP), stating that “Violet is the colour of the tragic comedy. We associate it with fantasy and
melancholy. These themes make up much of the band’s lyrical inspiration. The colour also
mirrors our sound dynamic. Our music mixes contrasting elements. In turn, violet is the sum
of two contrasting colours: Red and Blue.”
Ghost Toast released a first single "Gordius" from their upcoming third album "Out Of This World". The album is released June 7th 2017 via Inverse Records. Listen to the single on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2q7ORlt and check their music video out from here: http://bit.ly/2qaDpni
Ghost Toast is an instrumental, experimental progressive rock band from Debrecen, Hungary, formed in 2008. They love heavy, trippy music and film scores as well, so they use these elements to create their own music.
With their 3rd album, the band used elements of heavy prog rock, world music, folk, and electronic music. The songs on are connected by a loose concept - a connection between fantasy and some mythological themes (influenced by the Dark Tower saga by Stephen King, Dune by Frank Herbert, I am legend by Richard Matheson, Greek mythology, etc.).
The band names following artists as their influencers Tool, Faith No More, Mastodon, Crippled Black Phoenix, Ulver, Special Providence, Oceansize, Jaga Jazzist, Shpongle, Orbital, Ott, Plaid, Future Sound Of London, various film score composers (like Ennio Morricone, Jeremy Soule). So this tells that it is quite impossible to describe their music, you'll need to experience it by yourself!
Emma Blackery has just revealed her latest video for EP title track, Magnetised. It was directed by Sitcom Soldiers (All Time Low, One OK Rock), and features top UK wrestler Lana Austin, alongside Iain J.Christ. The video sees Emma play a female wrestler who falls for her trainer, only to discover he is already dating her sparring partner. Watch here. Pre-order Emma’s EP here, and get Magnetised instantly to stream on Spotify, and to download on iTunes.
Emma Blackery has recently announced that her latest music offering EP Magnetised, will be released on 26th May. The 6-track EP was recorded at the world famous Rockfield Studios (Queen, Oasis), and also Longwave Studios. Magnetised is a step away from Emma’s previous pop-punk style, and showcases her raw and honest vocals in a more emotionally-driven pop style. First track to be taken from the EP, Nothing Without You is also available to stream on Spotify, and to download on iTunes when you pre-order it, which you can do on iTunes here or Apple music here. Watch the video for Nothing Without You here.
Emma goes on tour later this month, and kicks things off at Dublin’s Button Factory on 27th May. She wraps the tour up on 4th June, at her biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. You can buy tickets here.
Showing no sign of slowing down, Emma Blackery is releasing her very first book, Feel Good 101, on 7th September via Little Brown. The book consists of Emma’s hard-learned life lessons, including her struggles with anxiety and depression. You can pre-order it here.
Catch Emma live on tour:
27.5.17 – Dublin, Button Factory
28.5.17 – Liverpool, O2 Academy2
29.5.17 – Cardiff, Tramshed
31.5.17 – Newcastle, Northumbria University
1.6.17 – Glasgow, Garage
2.6.17 – Norwich, Waterfront
3.6.17 – Birmingham, O2 Institute2
4.6.17 – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Ivy Crown (former Taras) is an all female hard rock band, with ice queen attitudes and hooks that will get you vibing instantly.
Consisting of a former MMA fighter, a war refugee and a ghetto child these girls are not to be messed with. If that hard core mix doesn’t convince you, then listen to their first single 'Timeout' that will definitely blow your mind. You can watch the video by clicking the link below.
Ivy Crown are driven by heavy guitar hooks and great melodies. The ladies have been a part of the music scene for many years and the ambitions are wide and international. Because of that, the band can already announce being a part of Prime Collective and their first show at Prime Time Distortion in June.
Ivy Crown is this freshly non-written paper, ready to fill a whole new book with their attitude, sound and appearances. Get on the train before it hits you.
US female punk rock band Doll Skin have released the cover for their upcoming sophomore LP Manic Pixie Dream Girl in stores June 16th via EMP Label Group / Amped, and in Europe June 23th via EMP / SPV. The album is Produced and Mixed by Cage9 frontman Evan Rodaniche (Lacey Sturm, Powerman 5000).
Manic Pixie Dream Girl is now available for Pre-order from empmerch.com on CD, LP and in several bundle configurations.
Manic Pixie Dream Girl is the follow up to Doll Skin’s EMP debut, 2016’s "In Your Face (Again)", Produced by Grammy Winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, which garnered massive Worldwide press, spawned multiple singles including “Family of Strangers”, “Let’s Be Honest”, and “Furious Fixation”, and saw the band tour much of the year with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire From The Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire, and more. Doll Skin capped off the year snagging a spot on Alternative Press’s list of “7 of the Best Rising Bands Under 21”, before settling in to record their new album.
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